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Heaton Park Tramway

To aid visibility of the current status of the trams on this fleet list the following colour coding is used:
Operational, Under Attention/Overhaul/Restoration, Stored/Withdrawn, On loan elsewhere/stored off site

No. Place Year Livery Location Link
1 Blackpool 1920 Green Lakeside Depot Photo
5 Stockport 1901 Red & White Middleton Road Depot Photo
23 Rawtenstall 1912 - Stored Photo
43 Oldham 1902 - Lakeside Depot Photo
L53 Manchester c1880 Red & White Bury Museum of Transport Photo
96 Hull 1901 Crimson & White Operational Photo
173 Manchester 1901 Red & White Middleton Road Depot Photo
619 Blackpool 1987 Red & Cream Middleton Road Depot Photo
623 Blackpool 1937 Green & Cream Operational Photo
680 Blackpool 1935 Green & Cream Blackpool Tramway Photo
702 Blackpool 1934 Green & Cream Lakeside Depot Photo
708 Blackpool 1934 Green & Cream Blackpool Tramway Photo
765 Manchester 1914 Red & Cream Beamish Photo
1007 Manchester Metrolink 1992 White, Dark Grey & Blue Trafford Depot, Manchester Metrolink Photo
- Manchester (Horse Bus) - Red & Cream Lakeside Depot Photo

Notes:
Stockport 5 is on loan to Heaton Park Tramway from itís owning group the Stockport 5 Tramcar Trust and is currently undergoing a full overhaul to return it to service.
Rawtenstall 23 is stored in various locations within Heaton Park.
Oldham 43 was built as an uncanopied open top double-decker, but was rebuilt as an enclosed single decker in 1933. It is likely that an eventual major restoration will see the car returned to its final post 1933 condition. The tram body was moved to Heaton Park on 17th June 2014 and is now stored in Lakeside Depot awaiting its turn for restoration.
Manchester L53 is a unique Eades reversible horse tram and is currently on loan to the Bury Transport Museum (part of the East Lancashire Railway) where it can be seen on display.
Manchester 173 arrived at Heaton Park on 17th December 2013 and is currently stored awaiting workshop space to return it to operational condition.
Blackpool 619 is currently under attention in the workshops.
Blackpool 680 is currently on loan to the Blackpool Tramway. Although owned by the Manchester Transport Museu Society the tram has only run at Heaton Park for four months in 2015 between loan spells in Beamish and Blackpool.
708 is currently stored at Rigby Road Depot, Blackpool.
Manchester 765 is on loan to Beamish, departing on 5th February 2019 and has now entered service in the northeast. It will see use mainly at weekends until June 2019.
Manchester Metrolink 1007 was officially presented to the Manchester Transport Museum Society on 26th May 2014 during the "T68 Farewell tour", becoming the first second generation tram to be preserved. It remains stored at Metrolink's Trafford Depot ahead of an eventual move to Heaton Park.
The Manchester horse bus was kindly gifted to the tramway by Beamish Living Museum and is currently in store awaiting restoration, living on Rawtenstall 23's truck.

Thanks to Martin Bryan for information contained within this fleet list.


This page was last updated on Sunday 19th May 2019


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